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CAES October 2023 Newsletter

BSU Civil Engineering Associate Professor Publishes Article on Maui’s Deadly Wildfires

Wildfires raging in Maui

Mojtaba Sadegh, a Boise State University assistant professor of civil engineering, coauthored a seventh article published in the The Conversation, titled “Fire danger in the high mountains is intensifying: That’s bad news for humans, treacherous for the environment.”

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Energy Policy Institute Power Talks: CHIPS and Science Act: Progress and Ties to Energy Nov 2 @ 1pm MT

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Story Collider Event “Veterans and Service Members in STEM” Nov 6 @ 6:30pm MT

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CAES Energy Policy Institute Team Presents Research in Iceland

The Boise State University Center for Advanced Energy Studies Energy Policy Institute team will present at the 2023 Artic Circle Assembly in Iceland Mid-October. The Artic Circle Assembly is the largest network of international dialog and cooperation on the future of the Artic and ouR Planet. This is a critical time in Reykjavik, Iceland for discussions about community-engaged choices on energy, low carbon change and economic development. CAES EPI team members — Cassie Koerner, Assistant Director of Research, Communications & Development, and Kathy Araújo, Director and Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Innovation and Policy — will present at the Arctic Circle Assembly and engage in partnering discussions. They will discuss their work tied to emerging energy markets in low-carbon development, and better practices in community-engaged decision-making and consent-based siting. This annual event will host more than 700 speakers in over 200 sessions.

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BSU to Advance Semiconductor Tech with National Science Foundation Engine Development Award

Boise State University is part of a group of key academic and industry partners in the Pacific Northwest poised to advance semiconductor technology for the region, and the world, with a $1 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program.

The grant’s primary recipient is Oregon State University and academic partners include the University of Washington and Boise State. Industry, laboratory and community partners include the Oregon Business Council, the City of Hillsboro, Intel, Micron, Meta, American Semiconductor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Idaho National Laboratories. These organizations will develop a regional innovation ecosystem that expands discovery and entrepreneurship for the semiconductor industry. Additional partnerships with academic institutions and nonprofit organizations will also advance pathways for careers in semiconductor manufacturing.

Boise State lead Dave Estrada, the associate director for the Center of Advanced Energy Studies and an associate professor in the Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering says this award is an important first step to creating a network to advance semiconductor technology, and to be ready to submit for phase two of the award, which would provide $160 million dollars to further semiconductor research and its ecosystem.

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